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Old 08-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #11
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my eye doctor warned me of this and told me to call right away if this happens. but i'm not pg. she said because i have a strong prescription i am at higher risk of retinal detachment and that can be a symptom. i'm surprised that more mamas aren't concerned with the implications of vision and blood pressure in pregnancy. i would call my doctor.
This. Since this is a new thing and you are later in pregnancy, I would make an appt to have my blood pressure checked and have my urine screened for protein. The vision change plus the headache might be blood pressure related and a pre-e indicator. It would be one thing if this was normal for you and migraines were typical, but its easy enough to have your blood pressure checked and at least rule that out.


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Old 08-05-2012, 05:35 AM   #12
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I would definitely call. It could be benign like an optical migraine but it could also be a warning sign for pre-e. GL!
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:50 AM   #13
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I had this haooen while pregnant and my OB told me to check my blood pressure immediately. Could be that it is too high and that's never good. I would call your doctor.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:14 AM   #14
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I had the same thing with all of my pregnancies, was diagnosed with a migraine. I only get them when pregnant, they all involve a blurry or wavy spot in my vision. For me, they go away with rest. I'd let your doctor know.

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Old 08-07-2012, 01:13 PM   #15
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Happens pretty often to me too. As soon as I start seeing that blurry spot I know a migraine is coming on so I need to take some excedrin. Though it happens while I'm not pregnant so idk what I'd do to tame it if it happens while I am pregnant.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:49 PM   #16
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This happened to me a few months ago. Ended up with complete tunnel vision in one eye and was freaking out. Turns out its a very common migraine symptom

I wasn't preggo, so I was drinking coffee and my mom thinks that's why it regressed back to normal before going full blown.

When I was preggo and somewhere around 30+ weeks, my midwife gave be a prescription to help. So, if you're getting migraines, there is relief and I would talk to your dr.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #17
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Re: Blurred spot in vision!

I had that a few weeks ago. I skipped lunch on a hot day after eating little for breakfast... big no-no at this point. I had like zero peripheral vision due to spots I was seeing. I ate a snack, had some caffeine (not a usual thing for me while not pregnant, let alone while pregnant) drank a bunch of water and things went back to normal. I did some reading and learned that when you skip meals on a regular basis, your placenta picks up the slack and can cause serious issues for you and baby. I also think it's a pre-cursor for Pre-E... I'd let your caregiver know just in case.
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Re: Blurred spot in vision!

I had that with my first several weeks before being diagnosed with HELLP.
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